Head on over to a recent post by Autism Diva right now. After reading it, you should gain another level of understanding of why I fight people like Fore Sam/John Best so vehemently: Knowingly or unknowingly, they promote the enthymeme of "Autistics are worthless." The Diva shows us an example of where belief in this absurdity can lead.
UPDATE: Joseph, of Autism: Natural Variation, posts a good comment on this horror.
Sometime I need to figure out trackbacks and such, so that I can show my linkage.
Rest in Peace, Katherine McCarron